20 Best Biryani Restaurants In Hyderabad And Paradise is Not One of Them!

I know, it’s pretty cliché to tell someone visiting Hyderabad to eat biryani. It’s pretty much like requesting someone to try kebabs in Lucknow. But as any Hyderabadi would tell you, if you don’t eat at the right places in this city, it’s like not eating here at all. 

So, for all you biryani lovers, here are the best biryani restaurants in Hyderabad that you absolutely must visit in the mecca of biryani :

1. Bawarchi

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Address: Beside Astoria Hotel, RTC Cross Road, Chikkadpally, Nallakunta, Hyderabad

Prepare to Pay: Approximately 250 INR per person

Why We Love It: Bawarchi is all about authenticity. Someone once rightly said, 'if god was craving biryani, he'd order from Bawarchi'. Heavenly!

2. Shadab Restaurant

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Address: 21, Opposite Madina Building, High Court Road, Hyderabad 500002

Prepare to Pay: Approximately 300 per person

Why We Love It: Aromatic, flavorsome and no-nonsense, the biryani at Shadaab delivers on every front. Also try the Mutton Kheema!

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3. Café Bahar

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Address: Old MLA Quarters, Hyderguda, Basheer Bagh, Hyderabad

Prepare to Pay: Approximately 250 INR per person

Why we Love it: There's a reason why Hyderabad swears by the biryanis here. They're melt in the mouth goodness, full of the warmth of marinated meat and whole spices. Watch out for the crowds though!

 

4. Sarvi

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Address: Opposite Care Hospital, Road 11, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad

Prepare to Pay: Approximately 300 INR per person

Why We Love it: Behind its fancy setting, Sarvi has a true blue Hyderabadi heart. The biryanis here are wholesome and mouth-watering delicious. 

5. Shah Ghouse

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Address: Opposite SA Imperial Gardens, Near RTA Office, Tolichowki, Hyderabad

Prepare to Pay: Approximately 200 INR per person

Why We Love It:  Are you a fan of Paradise biryani? Well the biryani here is truly applause worthy. With a brilliant menu featuring medieval prices, you can eat to your heart's content without worrying about the bill.

6. Grand Hotel

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Address: Plot 4-1-395, Opposite Big Bazaar, Abids Road, Abids, Hyderabad

Prepare to Pay: Approximately 350 INR per person

Why We Love It: A sure underdog in this list, the Grand Hotel does mean biryani with exotic flavours that keep teasing your palate till long after.

7. Maa Ooru Biryani

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Address: MIG 423, Sri Maruthi Nilayam, Opposite Mamta Nursing Home, Phase 3, KPHB, Kukatpally, Hyderabad

Prepare to Pay: Approximately 150 INR per person

Why We Love It: Maa Ooru has its own take on biryani. And boy do we love it! It's pocket friendly and divinely delicious, and that makes a killer combination.

 

8. Shahi Dastarkhwaan

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Address: Mustafa Apartment, Opposite Jamuna Ganga Hotel,Lakdikapul, Hyderabad

Prepare to Pay: Approximately 350 INR per person

Why We Love It: One of the top 10 biryani restaurants in Hyderabad, it is the best place to satisfy those unexplained meat cravings, Shahi Dastarkhwan serves yummy Hyderabadi cuisine and the biryani, of course, is to die for.

9. Mandhar

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Address: 9-4-77/F/10, Yousuf Tekri Complex, Opposite RTA Office,Tolichowki, Hyderabad

Prepare to Pay: Approximately 300 per person

Why We Love It: From kebabs to biryanis, Mandar knows its mughlai cuisine. Almost everything here tastes amazing and it shoud, it is considered a mecca of delights and houses the best biryani in Hyderabad!

10. Dine Hill

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Address: Garden Towers, Opposite Police Officer's Mess, Masab Tank, Hyderabad

Prepare to Pay: Approximately 300 INR per person

Why We Love It: This small place packs quite a punch. It serves delicious Arabian cuisine and the biryani here is fragrant and falvorsome.

11. Meridian Café and Restaurant

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Address: 6-3-697/1, Panjagutta Cross Road, Panjagutta, Hyderabad

Prepare to Pay: Approximately 300 INR per person

Why we Love it: The mutton biryani at this place is not simply a dish, it is an emotion! The spicy and succulent pieces of mutton cooked to perfection, accompanied by the fragrant rice, simply stimulate your taste buds. Also try their Chicken Biryani, Mutton Talawa and Tangdi Kebabs!

12. Abhiruchi Hotel

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Address: Durgam Cheruvu Road, Near Nectar Gardens, Madhapur, Hyderabad

Prepare to Pay: Approximately 350 INR per person

Why we Love it: One of the very few restaurants in Hyderabad serving authentic Andhra cuisine, this place serves mouth-watering Prawns Biryani cooked in a traditional Andhra way! Another signature dish of this restaurant is the Mixed Biryani, which contains chicken, mutton and prawns together! 

13. Universal Kebabs and Biryani

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Address: Opposite Cake Exotica, Vengal Rao Nagar, S R Nagar, Hyderabad

Prepare to Pay: Approximately 250 INR per person

Why we Love it: Their delicious and aromatic Chicken Biryani is full of spices and surely packs a punch. Though the ambiance and the service is non-fussy and pretty basic, the cheap prices, the good food quality and humungous quantities make this place a hit among biryani-lovers! 

14. Biryani Ghar

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Address: 2, First Floor, Maphar MK Eternal, Survey No 60 Guttak, Madhapur, Hyderabad

Prepare to Pay: Approximately 400 INR per person

Why we Love it: Hyderabadi Biryani, Pot Biryani, Zaffrani Biryani, Dum Biryani, Mutton Biryani – you name it and this place has it! True to its name, Biryani Ghar entices visitors with their huge spread of delectable and melt-in-the-mouth biryanis!

15. Taksh

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Address: 3rd Floor, Mantri Building, Road 12, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad

Prepare to Pay: Approximately 450 INR per person

Why we Love it: The Kheema Biryani served at Taksh is sure to blow your mind away! The wonderful aroma of the finely chopped and perfectly cooked Kheema envelopes the visitors and the rice with just optimum seasoning balances the spiciness of the Kheema. An ideal option for those looking for a quiet, family-dining place to savor biryani.

16. Behrouz Biryani

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Address: Banjara Hills, Hyderabad (At 9 more locations in Hyderabad)

Prepare to Pay: Approximately 300 INR per person

Why we Love it: Tired of eating the over-spicy and hot biryanis? Fret not, try the mildly flavored Mutton and Chicken Biryani with authentic Hyderabadi flavors at Behrouz Biryani! The flavored rice generously sprinkled with lightly spiced meat pieces is indeed a treat for your taste buds!

17. Kritunga Restaurant

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Address: Behind Model House, Bylane of NIMS, Erramanzil, Panjagutta, Hyderabad (At 9 more locations in Hyderabad)

Prepare to Pay: Approximately 350 INR per person

Why we Love it: This place is known for its spices! The super-hot and yummy Chicken Tikka Biryani, Lollipop Biryani, Mutton Biryani and Nakutodi Biryani are sure to satisfy all your spicy biryani cravings. 

18. Alhamdulillah Hotel

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Address: 11-2-284, Near Tekki Masjid, Nampally, Hyderabad

Prepare to Pay: Approximately 150 INR per person

Why we Love it: For every biryani-lover, a taste of the famous Beef Biryani in Hyderabad is a must! The perfectly seasoned tender meat served on a bed of mildly spiced rice is sure to satiate your taste buds! Also try the Haleem and Mutton Fry when you visit this place. 

19. Kabul Darbar

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Address: 9-4-77/3/B, Opposite RTA Office, Tolichowki, Hyderabad

Prepare to Pay: Approximately 250 INR per person

Why we Love it: Steaming hot Afghani Kabul Chicken and Mutton Biryani, packed with flavor and mild spices catch you off-guard as you visit this non-descript place in Hyderabad. This place is all about flavors and aroma, so don’t expect the dishes to be loaded with spices. Other must-try dishes at this place include Sajji Chicken, Kabuli Pulav and Kebabs.

20. Hotel Prince

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Address: Opposite LIC office, Gudi Malkapur Road, Off PVNR Flyover, Mehdipatnam, Hyderabad

Prepare to Pay: Approximately 150 INR per person

Why we Love it: Looking for a pocket-friendly place to satisfy your late-night biryani cravings? If yes, then Hotel Prince is the place for you! Serving huge quantities of tasty Hyderabadi Biryanis, this restaurant is a huge crowd-puller!

Which of these best biryani restaurants in Hyderabad would you want to visit? Tell us in the comments below!

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